Case Study – sofa surfing

Alison P has been working with a gentleman who had been sofa surfing and rough sleeping for over four months.  He was a victim of domestic violence but would  not report this to the Police or accept support for this at the time of being on the streets. The Gentleman was drinking alcohol excessively to compensate for the situation he had found himself in.  A situation that had been going on for many years.

Alison built up trust with the gentleman over time and a move out plan from the marital home into a temporary crash pad was arranged.  Ongoing work and support is now being offered in the crash pad with Simon and Alison. The gentleman is now working with the Alcohol service and has been referred for support with the domestic violence team. This is the first time he has ever accepted this help.

The team will be working with the East Riding Council to arrange a permanent housing solution within a twelve-week period.  A furniture package will be included in the move on and white goods funding will also be applied for.

One Response to Case Study – sofa surfing

  1. Debbie Hurford September 29, 2020 at 7:53 am #

    This is a great case of building trust, accepting help and moving on with his life. Your support staff appear to be extremely dedicated and caring.

    Do the clients you work with have follow on support?
    Is it with the same support worker who has initially given the support?

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